Day 30

September 26th, 2014

Joy2“Joy is not in things, it is in us.” ~ Unknown. It took me a while to realize this truth. As a matter of fact, I had to lose most of my material possessions in order to realize that things brought me no joy. Don’t get me wrong. Having things is good. Having more things is better. However, I began to idolize those things. I worked long hours to acquire and maintain those things, leaving very little time to honor the Lord of my life for those things. I lost perspective and I began to lose some of my things. Today I have fewer material things than I had many years ago, but my joy in the Lord is overflowing. My joy is not based on things. It’s based on relationship. It’s based on the joy of the Lord, and therein lies my joy.